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Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover

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Woman's head cloth or ceremonial cover in phulkari or bagh embroidery ("flowering work" or "garden") composed of four lengths of reddish-brown plain-weave cotton stitched along selvedges with design of latticework of lozenges filled with leaves and flowers embroidered in yellow and white silk...

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Provenance

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson to the MFA on December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson

Indian (Punjabi), 19th century

Object Place

Punjab, India

Dimensions

252 x 146 cm (99 3/16 x 57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1982.678

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave embroidered with silk (phulkari or bagh)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes